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Apr. 15,  2010

U.S. News Ranks Emory's Graduate and Professional Schools

A number of Emory University's graduate schools and programs are ranked among the best in the nation, according to analysis and surveys in U.S. News & World Report's 2011 edition of "America's Best Graduate Schools" guide. These rankings will be reported online at beginning at 12:01 a.m. Thursday, April 15.

Emory School of Medicine was ranked 20th nationally among research-oriented medical schools and 25th among primary care schools.

Emory's joint Department of Biomedical Engineering with Georgia Tech was ranked 2nd in the nation. Emory Law School ranked 22nd and Goizueta Business School 27th, with its part-time MBA program ranked 10th in the country. Emory Law also was cited for the diversity of its student body.

"We are pleased to be recognized this year as a leader in both research and primary care," says Thomas J. Lawley, dean of Emory School of Medicine. He added that the school "is consistently recognized as a place where education, research and clinical medicine all flourish through innovation and through the dedication of our faculty and staff. We continue to grow our research programs in terms of funding as well as the scientific impact of our discoveries," he says, "and our innovative new curriculum includes an increased focus on patient- and family-centered medicine and on educating future leaders who are passionate about medicine and who have a strong foundation in ethics and professionalism."

Newly ranked Ph.D. programs in U.S. News survey this year included biological sciences, with Emory ranking 34th, and chemistry, with Emory at 38th.

Several health-related programs were not surveyed this year, so that Emory's Rollins School of Public Health remains in 7th place nationally and the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing remains 26th, with its nursing midwifery program ranked 8th. Emory's physician assistant program remains 3rd in the nation and physical therapy is 11th.


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